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Mobile:  (469) 652-2219 (non-emergency/on call)





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The City of Oak Ridge Police Department began active patrol in November of 2017. Stephen Combs and Thomas Peoples volunteered and worked diligently for months to go through the process to establish a new department for the city. The police department, with the continued assistance of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office and the Texas DPS, are responsible for patrol and investigative functions within the City of Oak Ridge.

We extend a big thanks to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, Kaufman Police Department and Terrell Police Department for all they have done and continue to do in order to assist


Chief Thomas Peoples

Assistant Chief Weatherly -Administration

Captain Clell Murray - Training

Lieutenant  Mark Markulec - Investigations

Lieutenant Stephen Meinke - Patrol Operations





The mission of the Oak Ridge Police Department is to reduce and prevent future crime through effective community policing.

The purpose of modern law enforcement is to serve and protect the community in which it serves, but also to educate, communicate

with and work together with all stakeholders of the City of Oak Ridge. The reduction and prevention of crime come through cooperation

with citizens and the proper training of the police which ensures the City of Oak Ridge is a save place to live, work and visit.

The Oak Ridge Police Department's vision is to provide effective and efficient police services to our citizens, in the most professional and courteous manner possible by tailoring our manifold operations to meet the needs and expectations of our community.


  • We will maintain the highest level of integrity.
  • We will engage in open honest communication.
  • We will treat all persons with compassion, respect and dignity.
  • We will be self-critical and accountable for our commitments and results.
  • We will always seek to provide the highest quality of service.
  • We will preserve and safeguard individual rights and liberties.



In August of 2018, the City Oak Ridge Police Department in conjunction with Tier One US initiated Operation Safe Schools with the sole purpose of protecting children in schools, especially those schools that cannot afford their own police department.  The concept is simple, place police officers in schools to protect the lives of the children and give them a safe environment to learn. Not only do our officers protect the students but they become mentors and teachers in life’s lessons as well as allow students to interact with a police officer at a very early age.  In fulfilling this endeavor City of Oak Ridge hires veteran officers with an extensive history in policing.  Many of them are retired but still want to protect and help the communities.  Their skills cover the complete range of policing, including patrol, field training, detectives, tactical officers, gang specialists, hostage negotiators, as well as many have many years in police management covering building security, incident command and emergency management communications.  Since the inception of the idea, the City Oak Ridge Officers have worked in numerous schools both public and private in the metroplex through a contract basis.  When you look at the cost to start and maintain a police department, schools need other alternatives to keep their schools safe.  Contracting the City Oak Ridge Police officers gives schools another option.  The department is constantly looking for good mature officers who wish to work in schools.


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Personal History Statement:  PHS.pdf                                          Background Waiver Letter:  Oak Ridge Background waiver.pdf

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